Mollaret meningitis is also known as or subsumes Idiopathic benign recurrent meningitis. -ed.
Recurrent benign aseptic meningitis has been attributed to many different causes, the most common being the herpes virus group.
Mollaret meningitis is a specific term delineating idiopathic etiology within the general recurrent benign aseptic meningitis group.
Specific treatment depends on the cause, with most cases recovering spontaneously without sequelae.